The Gardening Season, the Annual Test of Character

The last frost date is upon us here in southern Wisconsin, and I have officially begun another garden season. Every spring I can’t wait to get out in the garden and by August, I’m wondering what I did with all that spare time I had all winter. A few months ago, I discovered a free…

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“Knees” (with apologies to poet Joyce Kilmer)

Are you familiar with the poem Trees, by Joyce Kilmer?  “I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree…”?  It’s a classic poem teachers have long assigned to their students for memorization. In case you didn’t know that the poem had been set to music, here is an unforgettable version,…

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5 Tips for a Successful Farmer’s Market

Continuing the subject that I began in a previous post, if you’re a housewife looking to use your skills to make a little extra income, you should consider selling at a farmer’s market. If you’ve come to the conclusion that it might be a good fit for you, I’m offering a handful of tips. I…

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Ways to Earn Money as a Housewife–Farmer’s Markets

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People have long had this funny assumption that “housewife” equals “unemployed.” Yes, there are those of us deep in the throes of raising young children as well as those of the bon-bon nibbling, trophy category, neither of which are interested in dabbling in side hustles. However, housewives are a creative, enterprising lot and many have…

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